Inspired by The Other World: the Comedic History of the States and Empires of the Moon written in 1657 by the real Cyrano De Bergerac, La Balade De Bergerac is an outdoor show for street theatre festivals aimed at capturing the imagination of a diverse audience.
Our central character is Monsieur Cyrano La Lune, a wildly imaginative poet and inventor whose head is filled with a maelstrom of fragmented thoughts and ideas. Today he is inspired with a rousing passion to travel to the moon using the magnificently strange and battered mechanical contraption that is his home. Monsieur La Lune’s crew are extremely skilled, courageous and willing but they are forever being distracted by their own sense of fun and anarchic playfulness on swinging cloudswing, Korean cradle and aerial tin bath, or by turning silks into airship sails to ascend to the heavens using the grueling medium of Trance Travel!
La Luna gathers his crew, chosen for their special skills: the valet, Sebastiano, meticulous and fussy; the navigator, Selendina, an indecisive map reader; the mechanic, Raganaux, rough, irritable, but also a romantic; and finally Tic Toc, the new crew member, loyal, but mischievous, who rises to the occasion in the end. Their mission: to reach the moon – a world where the imagination can be free.